Colombia gets it right with its referendum

Two plebiscites — one a divorce, one a marriage

Brazil offers distressed debt opportunity

The longest, deepest recession yields record individual and corporate loan defaults

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Puerto Rico debt bill clears Senate

Emergency legislation will help island restructure $70bn debt

‘Three amigos’ reinforce N America vision

Heads of US, Mexico and Canada eye greater trade co-operation

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Citizenship is for sale to the wealthy

Malta is among states to offer second passports

Relaxed Brazil wakes up to terror threat

From waiters to police, locals are being trained to spot trouble

Climate change prompts insurance pledge

Under-insured high-risk countries are banding together to pool risk

Panama Canal banks on $5.3bn locks

Gates swing open to bigger ships riding out storm in container sector

Eastern Europe exposed to Brexit fallout

Analysts pencil in weaker GDP growth

Rio’s favelas braced for Olympics violence

Brazilian cities have a history of police killings ahead of major events

Brazil makes excess look like child’s play

Notebook: The armies of hired help are incompatible with the fairer society many say they want

Venezuela peace emissary stays optimistic

Former Dominican Republic president leading economic ‘dialogue’ seeks to prevent a failed state

Colombia announces ceasefire with rebels

Deal paves way for end to one of world’s longest wars

Latin America: Under new management

Region rejects populism even as the US and Europe flirt with it

McIlroy pulls out of Rio over Zika fears

Irish golfer says health risk to him and his family is too high

Zelotes: Brazil’s ‘other’ corruption probe

Prosecutor thinks scores of companies took part in bribery scheme

Corn shortage deepens Brazil’s woes

Rise in corn price threatens food inflation and livestock sector

Political fears hit foreign investment

Brexit, election uncertainty causing companies to delay plans

Oi bankruptcy spotlights Brazil’s debt woes

Telecoms group’s shares suspended after move to freeze payments

Oi in Brazil’s biggest bankruptcy filing

Telecoms operator weighed down by $19bn of debt